NEW: NY’s Non-Profit Hospitals Withhold Patient Wages at an Alarming Rate

Posted August, 4 2022 by Amanda Dunker

New York’s non-profit hospitals can seize up to 10% of a patients’ wages to collect medical debt, an aggressive tactic that puts the health and well-being of low-income New Yorkers at risk.  The Community Service Society of NY’s latest research reveals that five of New York’s nonprofit hospitals garnished the wages of 2,216 patients – […]

Read HCFANY’s 2023 Rate Review Comments

Posted July, 6 2022 by Amanda Dunker

New York’s individual market premiums might increase by an eye-popping average 19 percent in 2023, far surpassing the requests coming in from carriers in other states. Washington and Michigan are proposing increases of just 7%, despite having comparable individual markets. Rate increases mean New Yorkers would spend a greater share of their budget on health […]

Tell New York to Lower Insurance Premiums by July 1

Posted June, 27 2022 by Amanda Dunker

Despite reporting record profits during the pandemic, all of New York’s 12 individual market insurance companies plan to increase premiums in 2023.  Costs could increase by a whopping 19 percent on average, meaning New Yorkers would spend a greater share of their budget on health care and less on food, transportation and other necessities – […]

Legislative Session Recap: #EndMedicalDebt

Posted June, 22 2022 by Amanda Dunker

As New York’s 2022 legislative session comes to a close, advocates are taking stock of progress made on the campaign to end the burden of medical debt for patients across the state. The campaign secured a few important wins, but there’s still work to be done to #EndMedicalDebt. Only one bill did not pass New […]